I earned my B.S. in Psychology and Political Science from Florida State University in the summer of 2003.
Within the Department of Psychology, I took courses in Clinical, Cognitive, Neuroscience, Developmental and Social Psychology. In addition, a Research Methods in Psychology course was required. Upon completion of these requirements, I exhibited knowledge in Scientific Method, Statistical Application, Measurement Principles, Consumer of Research, and Research Ethics. In addition it was a core requirement that I become knowledgable in Synaptic Transmission and Functional Anatomy of the Central Nervous System.
Within the Department of Political Science, I took courses in American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Public Administration and Political Theory. In addition, a Research Methods in Political Science course was required. The course focused on the application of the Scientific Method, how social science research is designed, how data is collected and how research findings are interpreted.
I earned my M.S. in Marital, Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy from Stetson University in the winter of 2008. The Counselor Education program at Stetson University is CACREP accredited and I graduated with honors as a member of Chi Sigma Iota - Alpha Omicron Chapter. Upon graduation I exhibited the following Objectives set forth by the Department of Counselor Education:
- Objective 1: An ethically informed professional identity
- Objective 2: An awareness of personal strengths and resiliency
- Objective 3: An appreciation of diverse cultures
- Objective 4: Critical thinking and creative expression
- Objective 5: Efficacious commitment to professional and community service
In addition, a year long (12 month) unpaid practicum/internship requirement was met through The Children's Advocacy Center (Practicum and Internship I) and The Stewart-Marchman Behavioral Health Care Center (Internship II).